Public Visiting Hours

  • Open Daily, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • Open until 1:00 pm on Thanksgiving, December 24 and December 31

  • Closed Christmas and New Year′s day

Admission Prices

The garden depends upon the generosity of the visiting public to ensure that it can fulfill its mission to protect this important environmental and educational resource. The trees thank you!


$ 5
All Day Pass


$ 3
All Day Pass

Child Under 12

With Adult Admission

Active Military

$ 3
All Day Pass
  • With up to 5 Family Members
  • Through Labor Day


All The Time

Group Tours

$ 35
Plus Admission per Person

Garden Amenities

 Free Parking & Picnic Area

Parking is always free.  Buses welcome.

Smartphone Tours

Tour the garden using our audio/text smartphone tours!

 Bring Your Dog

Our canine furry friends are welcome when kept on a leash.

 Bicycle Rack

Cycle on over and please lock it up.

Free WiFi

The Garden offers free WiFi for our visitors.  Look for the ID “Botanical Guest”.

 Gift Shop

The gift shop offers a wide assortment of local hand made gifts.

 Water Refill Station

The visitor center sells cold beverages and offers a water bottle refill station.


Both main restrooms on the property are fully ADA compliant.

Garden Gift Shop Image

Enjoy a cold beverage, shop for mementos and gifts including locally handmade items.

Prarie Warbler Image

The Garden is visited by numerous species throughout the year.  Both migrating and locally situated, birders have a great time searching for their missing species on their lifetime checklist.  To see what different types of birds have been sighted in the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden recently, visit our Bird Sightings Page. ►

You can also view or download our bird sightings checklist
 (or pick one up at the visitor center) and try your luck on your next visit!
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Open your personal eBird account today.
Arjun Almond Tree Image
Arjun Almond ~ Former Champion

Garden Trees Map
Tap to view or download larger image.

The Garden is home to quite a few trees that have been listed in the National Champion Tree Database.  Visit the Champion Trees Page ► to learn more about these fine specimens and see the map of where they reside.

We propagate native species for the garden and for sale to the public.  The third Saturday of each month we open the the nursery from 10 AM to 12 PM for the general public to purchase select inventory.

Plant and Tree Nursery Image

There is an outdoor display of various boats, rafts and homemade vessels at the Garden.  Over the years we have collected these as a part of Keys history.  See the human ingenuity and determination up close and in person. Many visitors are amazed that these vessels actually carried people across the Florida straits.

Imagine the Future

Living Collections Policy

A report to the Endangered Plant Advisory Council of the State of Florida regarding a garden collection, propagation and outplanting project.

Historic Assessment

Learn about the history of this unique place and where some of the original buildings and were and the traces left from years past.

A Floristic Evaluation of Natural Plants and Grounds at the Garden

Learn about the different habitats of this unique place and the rare species of trees that inhabit them.

Alternative Plant Guide for Florida

Learn how you can help by planting native species instead of exotic invasives.

Garden Champion Tree Map

View the map of the locations of all of our current and former champion trees.

Garden Bird Checklist

Pick one up on your next visit or download right here.

 The Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail ends here!

The Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail ends here!

Getting Here

By City Bus

There is a public bus stop at the Garden. View the Key West bus schedule.
 From downtown Key West the blue or red line is your best option.


From Highway US 1 South, turn right at the stoplight onto College Road. Turn right at the Garden entrance. Follow the signs to parking.

From Old Town or the Beaches, cross the Cow Key channel bridge from Key West and take first left onto College Road at the stoplight. Turn right at the Garden entrance. Follow the signs to parking.

Garden Accessibility

It is the policy of the Key West Botanical Garden Society to comply with all requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Please contact us at (305) 296-1504 at least five business days in advance to reserve sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices or materials in accessible format.

There are five garden trails that are accessible in accordance with the ADA.

 Shaded areas are ADA compliant. Stairs restrict access at two points.

Shaded areas are ADA compliant. Stairs restrict access at two points.